NEW YORK — A serial killer already sentenced to death for five Southern California murders — including the slaying of a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl — pleaded guilty Friday in a New York City courtroom to a pair of 1970s-era killings in that state.
Rodney Alcala, a one-time contestant on “The Dating Game,” faces a likely prison term of 25-years-to-life for his crimes in New York, the Associated Press reported.
Alcala, who appeared Friday in a Manhattan courtroom, pleaded guilty to killing Cornelia Crilley, a 23-year-old flight attendant who was raped and strangled in her Manhattan apartment in 1971.
He also pleaded guilty to killing Ellen Hover, 23, the daughter of a Hollywood nightclub owner who was found slain in 1977 not far from her family’s estate in Westchester County.
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